6/7/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

The "non-reg" playlist moves HERE this week, and the "Announcement" page is now for just that... gig notices, release rumors, etc.

Artist Song (ti:me) / Album, Single or... ?  [Record Label] (commentary, if any) >> Next Artist etc.

6/7/12:

(2:a.m.: The "Ooh") Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39) / 45 [Treasure Isle] (I settled on this original single release for identification purposes because the artist credit includes the band name, unlike every other release of "Rocket Ship" I've seen!) >> Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Ska De Wah (2:08) / Dance The Ska [BMN] (Also turns up as "Ska Dee Wah" on an MGM (UK) 45 as being by "Byron Lee/Danny Davis" with a Billy Mure comp./arr. credit!  Was the 'b' of "Night Train from Jamaica"... yeah, that "Night Train"!) >> Little Darlin' No One (2:59) / 45 [Blue Beat] >> Stranger & Patsy/Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Hold Me (2:11) / 45 [Kentone] (...I like the "every other kick" feel of the riddim on this one!) >> The Khandars (The Maytals?) - Don't Dig a Hole for Me (2:59) / 45 [Blue Beat] (I haven't technically been able to _confirm_ that this is really Toots & Co., but... let your ears be the judge!) >> Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - Evening News (2:22) / 45 [Studio 1] (Besides being a lyrically warmhearted, touching tale, this record distinguishes itself by having one of the very few non-fade endings in original recorded ska!) >> Prince Buster - Independence Song (2:46) / 45 [Blue Beat] (For the run-up to Jamaica's big 5-0 in August!) 

*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (full-length demo) (3:27) / unrl. [Skankworks/IMT] (We haven't put the finishing touches on this yet, but ain't it just perfect yackover fodder as is? Ahh, but the coming embellishments will be well worth the wait!)

Soul Bros. - James Bond Girl (2:42) / 45 [Muzik City] >> Derrick Morgan & Pauline - King of Tonight (2:48) / 45 [Beverley's] >> Reco - Jaded Ramble (2:51) / 45 [Pama] ( ...and we're quite sure the 'e' in Rico's name on the label was simply a printer's gremlin.) >> The Silvertones - A Rockin' Good Way (2:46) / v.a. Ska Rarities 3cd box set [Trojan] >> Delroy Wilson & Slim Smith - Look Who's Back Again (2:42) / 45 [Up Town] >> The Muskyteers a.k.a. The Silvertones - Kiddy-O (2:58) / (Lee Perry & v.a.) The Upsetter [Trojan] >> The Diplomats with Lyn Taitt & His Band - Meet Me at the Corner (2:11) / 45 [Caltone] >> Tommy McCook - Ska Jam (2:45) / 45 [Caltone] >> Roland Alphonso & the Studio 1 Orchestra - Rinky Dink (So Good) (3:07) / 45 [Ska Beat] >> Don Drummond - Addis Ababa (2:25) / 45 [Coxsone] >> Raymond Harper - Safari (3:06) / 45 [Doctor Bird] >> Lynn Hope - Shocking (2:43) / 45 [Blue Beat] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5/16/Ska-7 (2:04) / "It's One Of Ours" [Skankwork/IMT]

(3:a.m.) (bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet (3:01) / Warts 'n' all [Skankworks/IMT]

The Pooley Sisters - Spider in the Web (1:59) / 45 [R-Dell] >> Guernica (ft. Jun Togawa) - Ginrin wa Utau (3:08) / Kaizo he no Yakudo [Yen] >> MFSB - Human Machine (3:15) / Universal Love [Philadelphia International]

...And now, here's the Akira Ifukube/Masaru Sato(h) tribute we should have put on last week: Masaru Sato(h) - (main title) Godzilla's Counterattack (a.k.a. Godzilla Raids Again) (1:22) / sdtk. Godzilla's Counterattack (a.k.a. Godzilla Raids Again) > Young Go-Go (2:14) / sdtk. Godzilla vs. Ebirah [both cds Futureland/Toho] >> Akira Ifukube - Remote Control Destruction ( :38) / sdtk. Destroy All Monsters > Planning King Kong's Transport (2:11) (from "King Kong vs. Godzilla") / Toho-Daiei SFX Film Music [both cds Futureland/Toho] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30) / "It's One Of Ours" [Skankworks/IMT]

Machito - Bop Champagne (5:04) / Ritmo Caliente (4cd Machito anthology) [Proper] >> Quincy Jones - Meadowlands (3:06) / Around the World [Mercury] 

(a Sherwood B. Funn DJ beatmix) Lionel Hampton - (most of) Hamp's Mambo (3:08) / Hamp's Big Band (Audio Fidelity] >into> Shiina Ringo - Ryuukou (ft. Mummy D) / Sanmon Gossip [Toshiba/EMI]

Alfredo Rodriguez - What a Difference a Day Makes (5:28) / Cuba Linda [Ryko] >> The Cherokees - Harlem Nocturne (2:16) / 45 [Guyden] >> Charlie Bee Combo - Old Rockin' Square (2:25) / 45 [Atco] (Turns out the mysterious Mr. Bee is actually Norman Petty!) >> Jimmie Haskell - Moonlight Cha Cha (1:56) / Count Down! [Imperial] >> Duke Ellington - Dance no. 5 (The Liberian Suite) (5:06) / Ellington Uptown [Columbia] >> (bumper) Mutant Frogs - (over half of) Ocean Moon (2:58) / Warts 'n' all [Skankworks/IMT]

(4:a.m.) All abo-o-o-o-oard the Rocket Ship, skassengers! Cozy 'n' da Cap'n are due back on Earth in one hour! (bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime (3:08) / Warts 'n' all [Skankworks/IMT]

And this week's 4:00 4-in-a-Row theme is... 3 Rocks and a Roll! (We wanted to do 4 "rocks", but a missing cd conspired against us!)

The Dynamics - Rockit (3:07) / Version Excursions [grooveattack] >> The Skatalites - Uluru Rock (4:31) / On the Right Track [AIM Roots Explorer Series] >> Buster's All Stars - Rock Steady (3:47) / 45 [Blue Beat] >> The Two Kings - Rolling Stone (2:14) / 45 [Island]

This month, we ditch the Lollipops to once again bring you the GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club as originally concieved... a different tune every month, covered by a different artist each week... no original versions allowed, though remakes by the original artist are. We kick off June with Don Drummond's classic Confucious, which is exactly how Mr. D spelled it! Now, live from Australia circa 2007 (we think... ) Nicky Bomba conducting the Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Confucious (4:38) / s-r [You Tube upload] (and we have no evidence that the Orchestra ever came out with anything, live or studio, on cd release... if they haven't, they really should... they rock it quite lively!)  ...now, for the rest of the playlist!

The Specials - All Gone Wrong (3:50) Guilty 'til Proved Innocent! [MCA] >> Buford O'Sullivan - The Night Sky's Turning Blue (3:13) / the club of hopes and fears [Ska Satellite] >> *(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (full-length demo) (3:27) / unrl. [Skankworks/IMT] >> Top Cats - Calling Your Name (3:19) / Mr. Donkey Paradise [Jamdown] >> Westbound Train - Critical Ska (3:35) / Come and Get it [Hellcat] >> Mr. T-Bone & the Young Lions - President of the Republic of Banana (3:58) / Heroes [Rudeboy Corner]  >> The Skalars - Change Up (3:46) (tt) / [Moon Ska] >> The Insteps - The Goat (ft. King Stitt) (5:09) / Eleven Steps to Power [Stubborn] >> Rico - L-O-V-E (ft. Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra) (3:50) / Japa Rico [Phantom] >> We've landed back on Earth, skassengers! Here's a little something to send  you off as you disembark... (non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (excerpt) The End ( :56) / Age of Insects [Shanachie]

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Ska De Wah
Album: Dance The Ska; Label: BMN
Little Darlin' - No One
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Stranger & Patsy - Hold Me
Album: 45; Label: Kentone
The Khandars (The Maytals, perhaps?) - Don't Dig a Hole for Me
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Lord Creator (a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick) - Evening News
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Prince Buster - Independence Song
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (full-length demo)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Soul Bros. - James Bond Girl
Album: 45; Label: Muzik City
Derrick Morgan & Pauline - King of Tonight
Album: 45; Label: Beverley's
Rico (or, as the label would have it, "Reco" - Jaded Ramble
Album: 45; Label: Pama
The Silvertones - A Rockin' Good Way
Album: v.a. Ska Rarities 3cd box set; Label: Trojan
Don Drummond & his Evergreens - Jet Stream
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
Delroy Wilson & Slim Smith - Look Who's Back Again
Album: 45; Label: Up Town
The Muskyteers (a.k.a. The Silvertones) - Kiddy-O
Album: (Lee Perry & v.a.) The Upsetter; Label: Trojan
The Diplomats with Lyn Taitt & His Band - Meet Me at the Corner
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
Tommy McCook - Ska Jam
Album: 45; Label: Caltone
Roland Alphonso & the Studio 1 Orchestra - Rinky Dink (So Good)
Album: 45; Label: Ska Beat
Don Drummond - Addis Ababa
Album: 45; Label: Coxsone
Raymond Harper - Safari
Album: 45; Label: Doctor Bird
Lynn Hope - Shocking
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5/16/Ska-7
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Pooley Sisters - Spider in the Web
Album: 45; Label: R-Dell
Guernica - Ginrin wa Utau
Album: Kaizo he no Yakudo; Label: Yen
MFSB - Human Machine
Album: Universal Love; Label: Philadelphia International
Masaru Sato(h) - (main title) Godzilla's Counterattack (a.k.a. "Godzilla Raids Again")
Album: sdtk. Godzilla's Counterattack (a.k.a. "Godzilla Raids Again"); Label: Futureland/Toho
Masaru Sato(h) - Young Go-Go
Album: sdtk. Godzilla vs. Ebirah; Label: Futureland/Toho
Akira Ifukube - Remote Control Destruction
Album: sdtk. Destroy All Monsters; Label: Futureland/Toho
Akira Ifukube - Planning King Kong's Transport
Album: Toho-Daiei SFX Film Music; Label: Futureland/Toho
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT]
Machito - Bop Champagne
Album: Ritmo Caliente 4cd box set; Label: Proper
Quincy Jones - Meadowlands
Album: Around the World; Label: Mercury
Lionel Hampton - (most of) Hamp's Mambo
Album: Hamp's Big Band; Label: Audio Fidelity
Shiina Ringo - Ryuukou
Album: Sanmon Gossip; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Alfredo Rodriguez - What A Difference a Day Makes
Album: Cuba Linda; Label: Ryko
The Cherokees - Harlem Nocturne
Album: 45; Label: Guyden
Charlie Bee Combo (a.k.a. Norman Petty!) - Old Rockin' Square
Album: 45; Label: Atco
Jimmie Haskell - Moonlight Cha Cha
Album: Count Down!; Label: Imperial
Duke Ellington - Dance no. 5 (The Liberian Suite)
Album: Ellington Uptown; Label: Columbia
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (most of) Ocean Moon
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Dynamics - Rockit
Album: Version Excursions; Label: grooveattack
The Skatalites - Uluru Rock
Album: On the Right Track; Label: AIM Roots Explorer Series
Buster's All Stars - Rock Steady
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
The Two Kings - Rolling Stone
Album: 45; Label: Island
Nicky Bomba conducting the Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Confucious (live somewhere in Australia... Melbourne, perhaps?)
Album: s-r; Label: You Tube upload
The Specials - All Gone Wrong
Album: Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!; Label: MCA
Buford O'Sullivan - The Night Sky's Turning Blue
Album: club of hopes and fears; Label: Ska satellite
*(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Perception (full-length demo)
Album: unrl.; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Top Cats - Calling Your Name
Album: Mr. Donkey Paradise; Label: Jamdown
Westbound Train - Critical Ska
Album: Come and Get It; Label: Hellcat
Mr. T-Bone & the Young Lions - President of the Republic of Banana
Album: Heroes; Label: Rudeboy Corner
The Skalars - Change Up
Album: Change Up; Label: Moon Ska
The Insteps - The Goat (ft. King Stitt)
Album: Eleven Steps to Power; Label: Stubborn
Rico - L-O-V-E (w. Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra)
Album: Japa Rico; Label: Phantom
(non-Froggie bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - (excerpt) The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
June 7, 2012

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